"You look around and a lot of the clubs now have got nothing this weekend but we are here and preparing for a European quarter-final against one of the biggest clubs in Europe over the years," said the 31-year-old lock
"Everyone is really excited about it and itching to get out there in front of the home support, which should be awesome.
"We haven't got the results we want on the road for various reasons but we love playing at home and it's really important to us that the supporters keep turning up and keep supporting us.
"I am sure for a quarter-final of this magnitude there will be a bumper crowd there and it will be pretty noisy too."
Bath also contested the 2003 and 2007 finals and Hooper believes home advantage can play a key part in the class of 2013 bidding to make it five quarter-final wins in five attempts.
"I've tried to tell the players that the occasion is for other people," said Hooper. "You'll look back and, hopefully, enjoy it if you win but the occasion is a result of how you perform.
"So we will look at trying to get our individual roles right and then the magnitude of the occasion will take care of itself.
"You make sure your role and preparation is done the same. We've done a lot of preparation - the same as we would for any other team.
"As much as these are big occasions for the club and the players, what you need to do within that is make sure you focus on your role."